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Create lasting, positive change for our most troubled students!

How do you move beyond traditional classroom management to create a learning environment that engages our hardest-to-reach students—students who may be struggling due to emotional disturbances or disabilities or environmental circumstances? Michael Marlowe and Torey Hayden have the answer: through a relationship-driven classroom. With the help of their book, you will: Gain a meaningful understanding of troubled students and how to reach and teach them effectively; Learn how to change inappropriate behavior rather than just control it; Become more reflective about teaching and learning with challenging children

Drawing on real-life stories, including some of those described in Torey Hayden's bestselling books on working with troubled children, the authors shed new light on the challenges of working with hard-to-reach ...

Relationships as a Means of Change: Goal Versus Process Orientation
Relationships as a means of change: Goal versus process orientation

Before launching into discussions of the practical strategies of a relationship-driven classroom, it is worth taking time to discuss the general philosophy that underpins relationships as a means of change. When choosing how to frame our lives, how to find motivation to strive for betterment, and how to gain fulfillment and meaning from what we do, we use one of two basic orientations: goal orientation or process orientation. Both orientations are a normal part of human behavior. Sometimes they are imposed externally by our environment. Sometimes we generate them internally. We all have experience of both. We all use both on a daily basis and, indeed ...

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